• Kendall Hills in summer bloom by Jeffrey Gibson

    Cuyahoga Valley

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  • Temporary Bridge Installed at Brandywine Creek

    A temporary bridge has been installed over Brandywine Creek and visitors will be able to complete the Brandywine Gorge Trail, during good weather. The bridge may be flooded and impassable during heavy rains. Caution signs are in place. More »

  • Towpath Trail Closures

    Towpath Trail is closed from Mustill Store to Memorial Parkway for riverbank reinforcement. Detours posted. Closure will last 1 - 4 weeks into August. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

  • Road Closures

    Quick Rd is closed from Akron Peninsula Rd to Pine Hollow Trailhead in Peninsula, from Wednesday, 7/16, for 6 weeks. Detours posted. Hines Hill Rd is closed from Tuesday, 7/29 through Tuesday, 8/12 for resurfacing from I271 to the Boston Township Line. More »

  • Riverview Road Repaving and Closure

    Riverview Rd is being repaved from the Cuyahoga-Summit Cty line to Peninsula through Mon, 9/15.Road is open with single lane closures. Riverview Rd is closed from Boston Mills Rd to the Cuyahoga Cty line starting Mon, 7/14 for for 3 weeks. Detours posted. More »

Volunteer Opportunities

Invasive removal_photo by nps d

Photo by NPS/D.J.Reiser

DAYS OF SERVICE
Get your friends and family involved in park stewardship! Projects include habitat restoration and trail maintenance. Most events are family-friendly. Days of Service are made possible from support provided by National Parks Conservation Association. For more information and to register, sign up via the online registration link for your preferred project or call 330-657-2299. Advanced registration is required.

National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 27 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Click here to register online for Trail Repair.
Click here to register online for Invasive Plant Removal.
Click here to register online for Trail Maintenance.

Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 25 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Click here to register online for this event.




 
Adopt-a-Trail volunteers on a trail sweep.

©Dave Burgan

DROP-IN OPPORTUNITIES
Help restore native habitat and trails in CVNP! Individuals are recommended to register in advance; and groups of five or more are required to register to the volunteer office. Click on the project names below for details, dates, locations, and age minimums. On the day of the project, meet at the start time at the listed meeting location. On-site training is provided. Click on the project titles below; or you can view the drop-in projects and Days of Service in calendar view.

Habitat Restoration Projects

Trail Maintenance Projects

Things to Know Before You Come to a Project:
Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (must be closed toe). Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement (Habitat Restoration Form or Trail Maintenance Form), hat, sunscreen; and a pack with a full water bottle, work gloves, and a snack/lunch. Projects are rain or shine, with exception to thunderstorms and lightning.


 

SEASONAL AND LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Are you interested in volunteering seasonally or year-round? Click on the titles to learn more and apply. If your preferred group or project is not accepting volunteer applications now, please sign up for our Volunteer Opportunities E-News to be updated on new openings.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVANCY
Grow your connection to local foods and your community. Countryside Farmers' Market opportunities include parking assistance, setting up and tearing down, taking photographs of market activities, doing cooking demonstrations, and playing music. Volunteer Ambassadors are also wanted to staff information booths and represent Countryside at various special events throughout the year. Read through their volunteer opportunities here. Countryside provides many different ways to get involved, and if one sounds like a good fit for you, contact marketassistant@cvcountryside.org or 330-657-2542 ext. 226.


 

CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD
Ever want to be behind the scenes of a real working railroad? Opportunities include special event assistants, conductors, mechanics, brakemen, trainmen, concessionaires, servers for beer and wine tastings and other special events, and office help. Elves are also needed to march alongside the Polar Express sleigh in parades. Enjoy a unique opportunity that combines the love and nostalgia for the railroad with the reward of helping passengers enjoy the heritage of the area. Find more information and complete their online volunteer application here.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".